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Policy-Induced Local Sourcing of Raw Materials and Technology Development in Nigerian Industry

"Manufacturing technology and raw materials are intricately intertwined in a modern economy. But there does not appear to exist either a rigorously articulate theoretical basis for a robust empirical validation of the relationships between industri…

Impact of Information Technology on the Nigerian Economy: A Study of Manufacturing and Services Sectors in the South Western and South Eastern Zones of Nigeria

"In Nigeria preliminary investigations show that only a few organizations in the economy have adopted the ICTs, but there has not been formal study to determine the level of adoption and impact on the efficiency of the organizations and the conseque…

Technological Capability in the Nigerian Leather Industry: A Firm-Level Case Study

Until the 1980's technology in the Third World centered around inward technology transfer. Since then the focus shifted to indigenous technological capability as a result of the successful industrial transformation in the newly industrializing count…

Industrial Policy: A Guide for the Perplexed

International trade, which has become a pervasive feature of our lives, remains controversial and resisted across the world. High and rising income inequality, which is often blamed on international trade, especially trade with China, is one reason.…

The Role of Economic Infrastructure in Promoting Exports of Manufactured Products: Trade Facilitation and Industrialisation in the EAC

The paper estimates the impact of improving economic infrastructure in the EAC region on exports of manufactured products. The analysis specifically departs from the general analysis in the literature by looking beyond the impact of infrastructure …

Factors Affecting the Internationalisation of Manufacturing SMEs in Zimbabwe

"This policy brief presents evidence that SME internationalisation is at very low level in Zimbabwe. It identifies the major factors that are inhibitors of SME internation-alisation in the manufacturing sector, including negative attitudes by SME o…

TIC, Changement Organisationnels et Performances Economiques des Entreprises au Cameroun / TIC Organisational Change and Economic Performance of Firms in Cameroon

"This paper examines the impact of TIC on economic performance of industrial enterprises in Cameroon. It is based on two assumptions: First, TICs have a positive impact on organizational changes of businesses and then consecutively reorganizes the a…

Why Africa needs its private sector

"A key question for anyone thinking about Africa relates to whether and how its economies will expand. For most of the last decade or so, the global context has been benign for Africa because of the rise in commodities prices and falling global pric…

The Effects of Investment Climate on Manufacturing Firms’ Growth in Uganda

"This study investigated the effects of investment climate factors on manufacturing firms’ growth in Uganda using panel data. The low and stagnant levels of manufacturing sector share in Gross Domestic Product in most African countries has been wide…

Determinants of the Output of the Manufacturing Industry in Ghana from 1974 to 2006

This paper ascertained the determinants of manufacturing output in Ghana based on available data from 1974 to 2006 using cointegration and error correction model analysis. Our measure of the output of the manufacturing industry was the share of the …

Determinants of the Output of the Manufacturing Industry in Ghana from 1974 to 2006

In this paper it was sought to ascertain the determinants of manufacturing output in Ghana based on available data from 1974 to 2006 using cointegration and error correction model analysis. The measure of the output of the manufacturing industry was…

The Impact of Trading With China on Botswana's Economy

"The objective of this paper is to examine the impact of trading with China on Botswana’s domestic and third markets. The paper also assesses the structure and magnitude of Botswana-China bilateral trade. Botswana’s trade balance with China has been…

Water Pollution by Industries in Lesotho

"Industrialization in Lesotho has increased exports from the country and has generated considerable employment for the Basotho people. The government and the private sector have set up several wet industries (using more than 2000 cu m of water per …

China, India and African Manufacturing Framework for Understanding the Impact of Aid and Migration

"This paper attempts to analyse two variables that are not regularly considered when discussing the impact of China and India on African manufacturing: Aid and migration. The two are among the channels through which China and India affect African m…

China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Uganda

"The paper is organized as follows: part I, which is the introductory section,highlights the relations between Uganda and China. This section throws light on the stakeholders involved including aspects on how each of them is benefiting or loosing in…

Determinants of a Firm's Level of Exports: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in Uganda

"The aim of this study was to establish why Ugandan manufacturing firms decide to enter the export market. The study built on previous studies by including business environment factors, factor intensity variables and specific firm characteristics i…

Efficiency of Microenterprises in the Nigerian Economy

"This study investigates the efficiency of microenterprises in the Nigerian economy, using cross sectional data collected on 180 microenterprises selected from block-making, metalfabricating and sawmilling occupational groups. Quantitative estimates…

Evolving Wave of Competition in the International Market: Challenges for Africa through the Rise of China and India

"The remarkable growth of China and India combined account for one third of the global population, and together with their progressive integration into the global economy over the last decades, this has left its mark on international trade flows. In…

Macroeconomic Effects of VAT in Nigeria: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis

"This study analyses the impact of value added tax on key sectoral and macroeconomic aggregates, using a CGE model considered suitable for Nigeria. A survey of VATable Nigerian manufacturers, distributors, importers and suppliers of goods and serv…

Opportunities And Challenges Facing Africa In The Development Of Key Export Sectors Under The WTO Agreement - A Focus On Mining, Manufacturing And Services

"This paper considers the position in Africa of the mining, manufacturing and services sectors, specifically: Their performance and growth potential; the constraints to market access that confront them when output and exports are expanded; The key …

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